2014 Honda Grace LX 1.5L petrol from Sri Lanka
A reliable and practical car for an everyday family
In my two years of using the car I have not come across any major issues. The engine and the transmission both work perfectly fine. The brakes are solid. The battery was old when I bought it so I had it replaced, not a big deal. Two minor issues I need to highlight.
1. The switches for the automatic windows on the car aren't very responsive. There is a bit of a delay in waiting for the window to come down after pressing the switch. Sometimes I have to continuously be pressing it up and down before the window starts to roll down.
2. I bought the car with the original infotainment system, and it was a bit complicated to use, added to the fact that it was in Japanese. Upon replacing the car battery however, that infotainment system completely shut off and would not restart again. I had no idea what was wrong with it. So I had to replace that infotainment system at a cost of LKR49,000 ($280).
For the two years I've been using this car, it has proved to be very reliable and practical for my daily commutes in and around the city. Most of the trips I make are short round the corner trips. Given that my car is a Hybrid, I tend to average about 17kmpl (40mpg) while making these journeys. I have driven it on the motorway occasionally and experienced no problems at all, even during a long 5 hour journey.
All in all I'd recommend this car for anyone to buy if they'll be using it on a daily/regular basis. It works well as a family car too, due to its spacious rear interior. Take good care of it, and it will last a long time.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd June, 2019